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KS3 Leader: Mr S Shah

KS4 Leader: Mr Hill

KS5 Leader: Mrs L Cox

Exam Board: OCR

Level: 2

**Course Overview**

Syllabus: OCR (9-1) Mathematics (from September 2015)

Learners will study topics as described in the appropriate level scheme of work.

Foundation tier- Grades 5 to 1

Higher tier- Grades 9-4

Functional elements of mathematics are assessed through three examination papers each 1 hour and 30 minutes in duration. Of the three examination papers, two of the papers will be calculator papers.

This qualification in mathematics encourages students to develop confidence in, and a positive attitude towards, mathematics and to recognise the importance of mathematics in their own lives and to society. This qualification prepares students to make informed decisions about the use of technology, the management of money, further learning opportunities and career choices.

The GCSE mathematics curriculum allows learners to:

- Develop knowledge, skill and understanding of mathematical methods and concepts, including; number, algebra, geometry, measures, statistics, and probability
- Use their knowledge and understanding to make connections between mathematical concepts.
- Be able to apply the functional elements of mathematics to solve problems in real-life situations
- Acquire and use problem-solving strategies
- Select and apply mathematical techniques and methods in mathematical, every day and real-world situations
- Reason mathematically, make deductions and inferences and draw conclusions
- Interpret and communicate mathematical information in a variety of forms appropriate to the information and context.

**Assessment:** 100% examination.

GCSE Statistics

Exam Board: Edexcel

Level: 2

Syllabus: Edexcel Linear GCSE in Statistics

Assessed through two written papers

Learners will study topics as described in the appropriate level scheme of work.

Foundation tier- Grades 5 to 1

Higher tier- Grades 9 to 4

**Overview of Examination assessment:**

Pupils will take two written papers, each lasting 1 hour 30 minutes. Both papers will assess understanding of statistical methods and probability. Pupils will also be expected to analyse statistical tables, written evidence and diagrams.

The skills candidates learn will help them with their GCSE Mathematics. The course will also benefit candidates studying other subjects where data is used heavily, such as science, business and geography.

**Assessment: **100% examination (paper 1 50%, paper 2 50%)

Exam Board: Edexcel

Level: 3

The aims and objectives of this qualification are to enable students to:

- understand mathematics and mathematical processes in a way that promotes confidence, fosters enjoyment and provides a strong foundation for progress to further study
- extend their range of mathematical skills and techniques
- apply mathematics in other fields of study and be aware of the relevance of mathematics to the world of work and to situations in society in general
- use their mathematical knowledge to make logical and reasoned decisions in solving problems both within pure mathematics and in a variety of contexts, and communicate the mathematical rationale for these decisions clearly
- construct mathematical proofs
- read and comprehend mathematical arguments, including justifications of methods and formulae, and communicate their understanding
- use technology such as calculators and computers effectively and recognise when their use may be inappropriate
- make increasing responsibility for their own learning and the evaluation of their own mathematical development.

The new specification linear course consists of 67% Pure Mathematics and 33% Applied Mathematics. Pure Mathematics topics include – proof, algebra and functions, coordinate geometry in the (x, y) plane, sequences and series, trigonometry, exponentials and logarithms, differentiation, integration, numerical methods and vectors. The Applied Mathematics topics include – statistical sampling, data presentation and interpretation, probability, statistical distributions, statistical hypothesis testing, quantities and units in mechanics, kinematics, forces and Newton’s laws and moments.

**Assessment:** 100% external examination (Paper 1&2 Pure [67%], Paper 3 Applied [33%]).

Year 7

Term 1: Algebra and Displaying Data; Numbers - 4 Operations; Geometry

Term 2: Algebra - Real Life Graphs; Numbers - Fractions, Decimals and Percentages; Statistics; Geometry-Volume and Surface Area

Term 3: Algebra - Equations; Geometry - Lines and Angles; Number - Factors and Multiples; Ratio and Proportion

Term 4: Algebra - Straight Line Graphs; Number - Decimals and Rounding; Geometry - Constructions; Statistics

Term 5: Revision; Geometry - Circles and Angles in Parallel Lines; Statistics - Probability; Geometry - Transformations; Practice using a Calculator

Term 6: Everyday maths – tasks involving application of mathematics to real life situations involving problem solving

Term 1: Geometry - Area and Volume; Algebra - Real Life Graphs; Numbers - Decimals and Ratio

Term 2: Geometry - Lines and angles; Fractions; Algebra - Graphs; Statistics

Term 3: Number - Ratio and Percentages; Probability; Constructions

Term 4: Number; Geometry - Transformations; Algebra - Sequences

Term 5: Proportion; Statistics; Practice using a calculator; Revision

Term 6: Everyday mathematics – tasks involving application of mathematics to real life situations involving problem solving skills.

Term 1: 2D and 3D Shapes; Fractions and Decimals; Expressions and Formulae; Algebraic Equations

Term 2: Angles; Percentages; Representing Data; Inequalities

Term 3: Estimation and approximation; Theoretical and experimental probability; Ratio and Proportion

Term 4: Functions and Sequences; Transformations; Linear and Quadratic Graphs

Term 5: Angles in polygons; Direct and inverse proportion; Compound Units; Perimeter, area and volume

Term 6: Pythagoras and trigonometry; Circles and cylinders

Term 1:

Foundation:

- Operations with integers and decimals
- Standard form
- Area problems
- Ratio
- Statistics – data collection

Higher:

- Recurring decimals
- Standard form
- Area problems
- Ratio and proportion
- (Statistics - Data Collection)

Term 2:

Foundation:

- Fractions
- Algebraic equations
- Constructions and loci
- Units of measure
- Statistics – Population and sampling

Higher:

- Fractions
- Algebraic equations
- Constructions and loci
- Units of measure
- Statistics – Population and sampling

Term 3:

Foundation:

- Accuracy and Bounding
- Percentages - Growth and Decay
- Linear and Quadratic Graphs
- Probability
- Statistics - Representing and analysing data

Higher:

- Accuracy and Rounding with Bonds
- Percentages - Growth and Decay
- Types of Graph
- Probability
- Statistics - Representing and analysing data

Term 4:

Foundation:

- Statistics - Measures of Dispersion
- Scatter Graphs and Correlation
- Bearings
- Algebraic Formulations

Higher:

- Statistics - Measures of Dispersion
- Scatter Graphs and Correlation
- Bearings
- Algebraic Formulations

Term 5:

Foundation:

- 3D Shapes
- Sequences
- Number
- 3D Pythagoras
- Statistics - Index Numbers

Higher:

- 3D Shapes
- Sequences
- Surds
- 3D Pythagoras
- Statistics - Index Numbers

Term 6:

Foundation:

- Revision for Statistics GCSE Examinations
- Simultaneous Equations

Higher:

- Revision for Statistics GCSE Examinations
- Simultaneous Equations

Term 1:

Foundation:

- Direct and Inverse proportions
- Surds
- Transformations
- Algebra - Expanding Brackets
- Algebra - Simultaneous Equations

Higher:

- Inverse Proportions
- Surds
- Transformations
- Algebra

Term 2:

Foundation:

- Statistics -moving averages
- Ratio
- Construction and Loci
- Graphs

Higher:

- Statistics
- Ratio
- Constructions and Loci
- Graphs
- Probability

Term 3:

Foundation:

- Probability
- Fractions, Decimals and Percentages
- Algebra
- Perimeter and Area
- Review of various topics taught through the course

Higher:

- Real-World Graphs
- Non-Linear Graphs
- Transformations
- Algebraic Manipulation
- Similar Figures
- Proofs and Formulae
- Review of Various Topics taught through the course

Term 4:

Foundation:

- Pie Charts
- Volume and Surface Area
- Algebra
- Functions and Graphs
- Vectors
- Review of Various topics taught through the course

Higher:

- Transformation of Graphs
- Functions
- Vectors
- Review of Various topics taught through the course

Term 5:

Foundation:

- Examination Preparation of May/June Examination

Higher:

- Examination Preparation of May/June Examination

Term 6: ALL: Revision of all topics in preparation for final examination

GCSE Mathematics (Re-take)

Exam Board: OCR

Level: 2

**Course Overview: **

Pupils study a range of topics which include, number, algebra, shape, space and measures and handling data at the Foundation level. Grades awarded are C-G. There are opportunities to take the examination in November or June.

**Assessment: **100% examination.

A-Level Mathematics (Year 12) Edexcel Year 1

Term 1: Algebra and Functions

Term 2: Straight Line Graphs; Circles; Further Algebra

Term 3: Trigonometry; Binomial Expansion; Differentiation

Term 4: Vectors (2D); Integration

Term 5: Exponentials and Logarithms

Term 6: Mock Exam; Algebraic Methods

Term 1: Mechanics: Modelling and Acceleration

Term 2: Statistics; Data Collection; Measures of Location and Spread; Representation and Interpretation of Data

Term 3: Probability

Term 4: Forces and motion; Statistical Distribution

Term 5: Statistical hypothesis testing; Kinematics (Variable acceleration)

Term 6: Regression, Correlation and hypothsis testing; Moments

**Core Module Topics**

Term 1: Algebraic Methods; Functions and Graphs;Sequences;Binomial Theorem

Term 2: Radians; Trigonomic Functions and Modelling; Parametric Equations

Term 3: Differentiation; Integration; Numerical Methods

Term 4: Integration; Vectors; Revision

Term 5: Revision and Practice Papers

Term 1: Regression,correlation and hypothesis testing;Moments; Conditional Probability; Forces and Friction

Term 2: Normal Distribution

Term 3: Projectiles

Term 4: Application of Forces; Further Kinematics

Term 5: Revision and Practice Papers

CGP revision guides and course books available at a discounted rate through department. Please contact Mrs Sapp.

Weekly after school sessions will be held every Thursday. Students are expected to attend.

Saturday / Half term OSL session dates will be confirmed later in the academic year.